World Party – Goodbye Jumbo

“Don’t forget this moment. Promise yourself you will never forget this moment.”  I have uttered that phrase to myself countless times over the course of my life.  However, I can probably remember only 10 of those instances with full clarity.  Pretty sad huh?  I hope that’s normal and not some marker of early onset dementia. … Continue reading World Party – Goodbye Jumbo

The Cure – Disintegration

I recently saw The Cure live for the first time; and I’m in a rush to get those feelings, thoughts and memories onto proverbial paper before they escape.  I’ve been a casual fan of the band.  I enjoy many of their singles, and I greatly enjoy this album.  In fact, I think it’s one of… Continue reading The Cure – Disintegration

A-Ha – Hunting High And Low

It’s 1995.  My U-16 soccer team, the Lafreniere Hurricanes, had just lost our second consecutive tournament final.  Spirits were low and changes needed to be made.  The team was solid, but we needed something to get us over the hump.  And I found it.  I don’t remember exactly why but I took out my Yellow… Continue reading A-Ha – Hunting High And Low

R.E.M. – Out of Time

The most polarizing song of the 90’s?  No doubt one of the biggest hits.  But what if I told you that the song has been completely misinterpreted by the masses since its release.  “Shiny Happy People” is really about depression?  Whoops.  Not that one.  I’m talking about “Losing My Religion.” R.E.M.’s 5 minute magnum opus… Continue reading R.E.M. – Out of Time

INXS – Listen Like Thieves

Women want him, and men want to be him.  But enough about me, let’s talk about Michael Hutchence and IN EXCESS.  In 1985, MTV was arguably at its zenith (they actually played music videos) when INXS released their 5th studio album.  The combination of a magnetic lead singer and the influence of MTV could catapult… Continue reading INXS – Listen Like Thieves

David Bowie – Let’s Dance

Bowie does Disco.  David does Dance.  The Thin White Duke transforms once again.  Stevie Ray Vaughn on guitar.  Nile Rodgers (Chic, Random Access Memories) producing.  It always felt too slick.  Too much of a cash grab.  I was never a huge fan of this album…until I heard it in the right context.   I have an… Continue reading David Bowie – Let’s Dance